The Xbox Live Gold free games list has been announced for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Gamers may be surprised that they will be receiving some fairly big games and not just indie titles (not saying that indie games are bad, mind you).
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Microsoft is dropping the Gold requirement for Xbox One entertainments apps starting June 1. The bad news is that while Microsoft officials continue to insist that Xbox One 1080p, 60FPS performance may improve with the DirectX 12 update, various third party video game developers have gone on record as saying this is highly unlikely to be the case.
The first major notable Xbox One free game will be Halo: Spartan Assault. Although Microsoft has not yet given specific dates, they described what the game will be like:
“[Halo: Spartan Assault is] new chapter within the award-winning “Halo” universe set between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4.” Join Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis in training simulations aboard the UNSC Infinity to fight a campaign against Covenant forces, or join in online Co-op battle against the Flood.”
The next Xbox Live Gold free game for the Xbox One also does not have a date announced yet, but the name is an indie title called Max: The Curse of Brotherhood:
“As Max, you’ll need to rescue your little brother from the clutches of a cartoonish villain named Mustacho. Along the way, you’ll solve challenging elemental puzzles and platform your way through the environment with the help of your trusty magic marker.”
The majority of the Xbox Live Gold free games for June are actually for the Xbox 360. Keep in mind that terms differ between the two platforms. While the Xbox 360 free games will stay with your account forever after being downloaded, the Xbox One free games require you to maintain your Xbox One Live Gold membership status.
With that caveat out of the way, the first release on the 360 will be Dark Souls and will only be free between June 1 and 15:
“”Dark Souls,” is perhaps most famous for its difficulty, but it is also, without question, among the greatest and most awe-inspiring games of its generation. Elegant in design, challenging in presentation and more than a little mysterious, “Dark Souls” will take you on a tour de force of what action-role-playing can (and should) be about. If you ever wanted to jump into one of this generation’s most beloved franchises, now’s the perfect time.”
The next release is available from June 16 through the 30th and will net you Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Although I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the game, this edition does have some nice extras:
“This upgrade to the original “Street Fighter IV” brings the playable roster up to a whopping 39 characters, and features a decked-out online tournament mode, a team battle mode for up to eight players, and the option to save and share replays of your best (or worst) matches.”
The final title is called Charlie Murder, and is also only available from June 16 through the 30th:
“[Charlie Murder is a] classic, side-scrolling beat-’em-up in which you take on the role of the title character or one of his stalwart band mates, as they try to save the world from an impending zombie apocalypse. And yes, they will also rock out quite a bit at the same time. A cartoon-like aesthetic, non-stop action and a dash of dark humor combine to make “Charlie Murder” fun for solo or up to four-player cooperative head-bashing.”
What do you think about the Xbox Live Gold free games list for June? What free games would you like to see for the Xbox One in the future?